Thursday, June 06, 2013
Well, the walk was uneventful and while the legs were sore from the pounding last night, they feel much better today. It is nice to now know I can do it and may just add that to my fitness routine going forward. I was a little worried about a dark cloud hanging over the whole way home, but no rain came of it and it kept the sun off. Not that the sun really bothers me much. I donít mind the heat.
Exercise like that, especially right after work can be so mind clearing. I know some people like the morning workouts since they get charged up to start the day. Even though I am working hard, it is relaxing to me. I did 5.41 miles in 1:25. So I averaged just under 16 min per mile. I think considering almost 1 whole mile was spent walking up hill, that is a pretty darn good average time. My goal is always to average 15min miles. So, if I am in that ballpark I am happy.
Well, this time next week I will be on my way to Sarasota and getting ready for some scuba diving. I am looking sooo forward to this trip. I didnít really take a vacation last year and while I did a few camping trips with friends, those can get hectic when you get home later in the day on a Sunday and need to clean up for work. It will be nice to eat some good for me food on the beach and to have a few not so good for me beers looking out over the water. Shoot, then I get back the day before my birthday. That will be pretty sweet.
So, the conundrum on Fridays. The guys like happy hour. And I have been neglecting, mainly so I can get to the gym. Since I did the walk home yesterday, I decided, I will walk home again tomorrow then head to happy hour. Plus getting the workout in before hand will keep me focused while I am at happy hour. Then I will spend the weekend on the recumbent to get off the legs for a few days and them recover from the pounding. Actually I had the same issue next Wednesday before vacation. I have been thinking about the 16 hour drive and I will be doing most of it. My son can drive some, but it is a big responsibility and driving like that can get boring for long stretches so I was kicking around leaving Wednesday. So, I am gonna let him take the car to his momís on Tuesday and then I will walk home Wednesday and we will leave and get 5 or so hours down and I will get a workout in and still be done in time that we would be getting a room after about 5 hours of driving. Then only have 11 or so on Thursday.
Not sure how much sense that last paragraph made, but I know what I meant. Lol
I am beginning to think I am obsessed with this trying to fit in a workout. I keep telling myself it isnít obsession, it is just making the time that I need to do what is right for me. I know my friends think I am kind of screwy about it all, but at least right now, it is what I have to do to lose the weight and get healthier. Still sometimes it feels like an obsession. But at least it is a healthy one.
I am sooo ready for a weekend. Wish I was leaving tonight!